I tried my hand at a classic English dish, Toad In The Hole. Savory sausage is baked on top of a simple bread 'pudding'. Top with an onion gravy and you have a meal fit for a King.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Food to Drink to, Pork
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1hour5minutes
Toad In The Hole
2/3cupall purpose flour
18ouncesbeer bratsI used Open Acres Dirty Bastard Beer Brats
1mediumyellow onionsliced thinly
1Tbsall purpose flour
1Tbswhole grain mustard
Toad In The Hole
To one bowl add the flour and salt. In another bowl add the milk and eggs then whisk to combine. Slowly add the milk and egg mixture to the flour whisking it together to make a batter.
Keep batter on the counter for 10-30 minutes or keep in the refrigerator up to overnight if you like.
Take the batter out of the refrigerator and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Put just the pan you plan on baking this in into the oven.
Next brown the sausages in a pan on the stove with 1 Tbs oil. Brown all sides which takes about 8 minutes but don't worry about cooking all the way through. Reserve any oil in the pan for the gravy.
Carefully take the pan out of the oven then add a small bit of oil to that pan. You can spray or add the oil then spread with a paper towel but please use caution since the pan is extremely hot. Now add the batter and top with the sausages. Return it to the oven and cook for 45 minutes.
For the gravy use the reserved oil you left from cooking the brats and add the thinly sliced onions. Using very low heat cook them down slowly for about 10 minutes.
To the onions add the flour and stir to coat. Now add the beef broth, mustard. Continue cooking down until it thickens to a gravy consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Take out the Toad In The Hole from the oven. Slice and serve topped with gravy. Enjoy!